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our car is in where our house was. everything is gone. >> horror in america's heartland a powerful tornado flattening neighborhoods and destroying elementary school in oklahoma. the frantic search for survivors going on this morning. good morning, it's tuesday, may 21. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:00. daybreak just shows the sheer devastation an oklahoma city suburb in ruins ripped apart by the massive tornado. at least 51 people have been killed including 20 children. we expect that number to rise as the medical examiner speaks shortly. the tornado flattened entire neighborhoods including two elementary schools and the national guard has joined rescue crews in the search for survivors. this is the path it took across oklahoma with a bull's eye on the town of moore just a few miles south of oklahoma city. again, the medical examiner is working on getting new information out about the victims in oklahoma and a
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briefing is scheduled at this hour. we are keeping track of that and we're going to get you the latest when it comes out. for now, cbs reporter bigad shaban reports. >> reporter: we are here at a staging area set up by the american red cross and they estimate some 600 first responders have actually come through here civilians yesterday evening for food and frankly for some rest in between their shifts. that's because there's still no say as to when this recovery effort and the clean-up effort will end after that devastating tornado. flashlights scanned back and forth across the rubble as rescuers worked through the night looking for survivors of monday's massive tornado in moore, oklahoma. isabella rojas was trapped in her classroom. >> i really got stuck because all the desks were on top of us and the teacher got stuck. >> reporter: searchers focused much of their attention on plaza towers elementary school which took a direct hit. >> our hearts are just broken for the parents that are wondering the state of their children that have been in the
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schools that have been hit today. >> reporter: some children were rescued but dozens are feared trapped in the rubble. many first responders worked through the night hoping to hear survivors yelling for help under all the debris. >> we're still looking for those folks. we still have active search-and- rescue crews out early this morning and we're still very hopeful. >> reporter: the twister started just south of oklahoma city and quickly gained strength. >> this has turned into a massive tornado, as you can these live pictures. >> reporter: it was a mile wide with winds up to hundreds of miles of hour the damage 7 miles. moore is no stranger to destructive storms? >> the town was devastated in 1999 when a tornado with the highest winds ever recorded made a district hit on the community. more than 200 people have been injured including 50 children
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and another at least 2 dozen kids are missing. reporting in moore, oklahoma, i'm bigad shaban, back to you. >> thank you. the tornado was an ef-4 the second most powerful. winds were clocked at 200 miles an hour. lawrence karnow joins us with more about the destruction of this very powerful storm, lawrence. >> yeah. really this has been a fairly quiet tornado season thus far but it only takes one and the devastation if it hits in the wrong place can be absolutely devastating. and that's exactly what we have had yesterday. we had a clash of air masses. you have the cold air coming down from the north and meeting up with the warm air from the south. this is just as the storms were beginning to form in oklahoma. and you can see really blossoming in the afternoon with all the heating and all the moist air and things settling down but then beginning to pick up once again. you can see another line of thunderstorms just now beginning to develop. looking for the potential for some more severe weather along that line. that cold air coming down from
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canada meeting up with that warm, moist air and this is that time of year the peak of tornado season when these clashes between these two different air masses, that's what we're seeing today. it's going to push further south so again, we could see some more severe weather, this time looks like the main effect into parts of texas, southeastern sections of oklahoma, arkansas and louisiana. doesn't look as severe as yesterday but the potential for thunderstorms and tornadoes continues today. back to you. >> thank you. we are hearing more stories of heroism when the storm hit and in the minutes afterwards. among them teachers trying to protect their students. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran in our newsroom with more on what happened in the moments during and right after that tornado hit. cate. >> reporter: frank, in the devastation, we are hearing these powerful tales of bravery some people using their bare hands to rip through the rubble looking for survivors. we have live pictures for you right now. we know that two elementary
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schools were severely damaged by the tornado. one of them was plaza towers elementary school all kids at that school accounted for with some minor injuries which is amazing when you take a look at what you see right here. one mother says it was thanks to her son's teacher that he walked away alive. >> with a wall on your son, is he okay? >> fine. a little scratch on his leg. perfectly fine. >> reporter: how scary was that? >> it was just really scary. >> i'm not sure he's processed it yet. >> reporter: as we speak, both neighbors and first responders are still dig through the debris searching for more survivors. >> me and four other guys pulled a teacher out. she was on top of three kids. the kids were fine. she was hurt pretty bad. we put her on a door and on top of a jeep and wheeled her out to the ambulances because there were so many cars around. >> reporter: we heard another report of another teacher at another school hit by the tornado using her body to save
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her son. other students used bathroom sinks to try and escape the debris and we're only hearing more stories like this. neighbors helping neighbors. if anyone in the bay area would like to help, you can make a $10 donation to the red cross by texting 90999. the money will go towards disaster relief. live in the newsroom, cate caugiran, kpix 5. the damage hit toby keith's hometown. he is devastated by what he has seen. >> i grew up in those neighborhoods that got hit today. there's been so many tornadoes come through there. but nothing -- i don't ever remember one hitting an elementary school right square on the button like this one did. that's devastating. >> keith's name is on the moore water tower. he says moore is strong and will persevere. stay with us for more on the oklahoma tornado. a runner who took part if
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the bay to breakers race on sunday is missing. friends last saw bo rasmussen near the finish line. he is 27 about 6'2" and 195 pounds. beach lifeguards did not see anyone matching that description go into the water. a man watching the bay to breakers fell to his death on sunday afternoon. police say 28-year-old david hamza had been drinking at the party when he actually fell from a three-story apartment building on fell street. has ma worked at the san francisco-based software company demand force. a strike is under way now at 5 university of california medical centers across the state including ucsf. a judge in sacramento rejected the university's efforts to prevent the strike. the chief medical center for ucla hospital says things will be slower than on a normal day but patients safety is not compromised.
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workers are striking over pensions and staffing levels. 6:07. let's check traffic now with liz. take it away. >> thanks, guys. we are seeing delays now through fremont. it's because of an injury crash. so it's reported southbound 880 just past south of the stevenson boulevard exit and so the delays are beginning right around mowry as you can see. they are turning yellow on our sensors so one lane is blocked. it could be out there for a little while if it's an injury crash. westbound 580 through the altamont pass the usual delays. more than a half hour drive time between the altamont pass and the dublin interchange. it starts to break up past north livermore avenue. and the great highway is closed this morning. they have to do sand removal so it's shut down in the usual spot in both directions between lincoln and sloat. a quick look at the bay bridge toll plaza. they switched on the metering lights so we are seeing delays in all the lanes jamming up towards the overcrossing, probably 10 minutes to get on the bay bridge. that's traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. will it be santa clara or
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miami, florida? just a few hours from now, the national football league will announce which city will host the 50th super bowl. kpix 5's elissa harrington joins us from santa clara with more on what's at stake and quite a bit, i might add. good morning. >> reporter: quite a bit. we are talking about "super bowl l." the 49ers have a new stadium that's going to open in 2014. and this is the place where we might be seeing "super bowl l." the 49ers would host that super bowl. the game would happen here in santa clara, other events in san francisco and other cities throughout the bay area. the announcement is expected at 11 a.m. this morning. it's down to the 49ers and the million dolphins who will host "super bowl l." so right now the owners of the nfl's 32 teams are in boston. they are meeting and will each cast a vote. the winner will be announced at a news conference and then that city will start planning the process for the big event. if the 49ers' bid wins, the game would happen in santa clara but a lot of the events would still take place in san
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francisco. >> we are the city that knows how to throw on a great sporting event. we are the city that knows how to party, that knows how to entertain millions from around the world. >> last time the bay area hosted a super bowl was in 1985 at the old stanford stadium. state lawmakers in florida may have actually hurt the dolphins' chances earlier this month. they did not approve a measure aimed at renovating the dolphins stadium, which may have been key for a successful bid. miami has hosted 10 super bowls in the past, the last one in 2010. so they have the experience. but we have a new stadium and it's the bay area. reporting live in santa clara, elissa harrington, kpix 5. >> they have had their share. i agree, elissa. the loser of the super bowl sweepstakes will next face houston for the right to host super bowl li and i think it might be miami. >> i think we are getting "super bowl l." time now 6:10. 40 minutes of terror. stay with kpix 5 for updates on
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the devastating oklahoma tornado including more stories of survival and heroism. >> a major blow to the giants pitching staff. how ryan vogelsong's best night of the year suddenly turned into his worst. we'll explain coming up. and good morning to you. i'm juliette goodrich live at firehouse 6 in livermore home to the centennial light bulb that's been burning close to 113 years. but suddenly last night, it shut off! firefighters scrambling to figure out why. the story coming up. of ,,,,,,,, medications?
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rethink possible. my house is gone, man. and i was in there. i don't know how -- i don't know how to put it into words. >> me and my mom were getting ready to leave, and our next- door neighbor told us there's no way that we could survive it so he told us to come to his
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house and we went into his house into the bathroom. and that's when it just hit. i mean, we could just hear everything. >> as survivors tell their stories, rescue workers continue their desperate search for more victims of the tornado in moore, oklahoma. at least 51 people have been killed including 20 children. those numbers are expected to rise in the coming hours. and we're expecting to hear from the medical examiner very soo possibly to hear about more victims. >> they are still getting thundershowers there and possibly more tornadoes in kansas, arkansas, that general area as well, right. >> into texas will be more of the case today although it doesn't look to be as severe but boy, if you get a tornado in a populated place like that it doesn't matter. just devastating. around the bay area today, folks, we are going to notice some changes. yesterday was a hot one. today we're really going to watch those temperatures dropping off outside as high pressure kind of backs on out. we have a frontal system coming in from the gulf of alaska. no, we are not going to see rain but we have already have
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clouds and an onshore push. temperatures in the 50s right now, although santa rosa in the 40s. and the winds already beginning to pick up. sfo reporting some sustained winds of 26 miles per hour. so those winds will be kicking up throughout the day today. some much cooler air is going to be moving onshore. and it's going to be staying cool. numbers below average of the rest of the week. cold air comes in out of the gulf of alaska. temperatures really going to be dropping off. and the winds will be kicking up out near the coastline and inside the bay probably through the delta, as well. speaking of winds, here's the also forecast. starting out this morning some places in the 20s. by the afternoon sustained well over that. in fact, some of the mountain gaps probably very strong gusty winds this afternoon and through the san bruno gap there. you will see some blustery winds today. across the state 80s, some 90s still into the central valley about 64 degrees and partly cloudy in lake tahoe at 80 degrees in yosemite. around the bay today we're looking at numbers cooler as much as 20 degrees cooler than yesterday with 60s and 70s. next couple of days, we'll keep
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those temperatures down and then it looks like we'll slowly warm things up as we head toward the latter part of the weekend. time for traffic with elizabeth. >> thank you. we want to show you some of our live traffic cameras all around the bay area. we'll start with a live look in oakland this morning. if you anywhere near oakland airport,oakland coliseum, this is 66th, northbound and southbound look good 15 minutes between 238 and the macarthur maze. over at the bay bridge, i mentioned they switched on the metering lights. there is a backup getting on to the bridge probably 10 to 15 minutes right now but once you get on the bay bridge, cruising towards the "s" curve and everything is looking good all the way towards treasure island. all right. shouting going on in this newsroom! what are you talking about frank? [ laughter ] >> towards the dublin interchange, westbound 580, right now it's quiet as you get closer towards the dublin interchange. where it's busy is through the altamont pass and the livermore valley. let's check the live traffic sensors on the maps. southbound 880 approaching stevenson boulevard, we had an
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injury crash. everything is out of lanes. there is activity off to the right-hand shoulder so we have brake lights southbound through fremont just some minor delays right now. northbound looks okay. and here's that drive time through the altamont pass. we weren't kidding about the delays out of tracy. 33 minutes out towards livermore valley. once you get past livermore avenue things improve. that's a check of your "timesaver traffic." frank, you really want to talk. back to you. >> it's our next story. >> you're excited. >> i could not hold back. >> obviously. >> all right. so i don't know too much about this, i guess to some it was just a dimly lit light bulb, right? but to the people of livermore, it was actually the subject of civic pride. >> this has been going on for over a century. last night it looked like the famous light bulb burned-out after 113 years going strong at the fire station. kpix 5's juliette goodrich is live with a strange twist. this little light bulb just turned back on a few seconds
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ago! >> reporter: isn't there always a strange twist, frank? yes! this has been, you know, a landmark here. this is the light bulb -- i just want to show you so you can see. you saw me a couple of minutes ago when the light bulb was off. aside from power outages this bulb has been burning continuously since 1901. scientists from around the world examined it but nobody can explain how it's possible it's been on for nearly 113 years. featured in guinness book of world records, ripley's believe it or not, late last night it shut off. on the webcam, people were calling in, they were facebooking that the light bulb, this centennial bulb, mysteriously shut off. firefighters this morning were trying to figure it out. they went to the back room, went to the power supply to see if they could somehow plug it back in. now it has. it's back on again. and frank and michelle, i just want to show you just how much fanfare this light has brought. people from all over the world have come here to see this light bulb at firehouse 6 in livermore. people have signed the visitors
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book from around the world. children's books have been made. documentaries. and so when this light went out last night it was huge! so obviously, firefighters, the fire chief is here and they are going to try to figure out why it went off and why it's back on. how are you? did you know it just went back on? >> yes. >> reporter: so all the firefighters here say they never wanted to be on duty when it was on their watch when the light went out and i'm happy to report it's back on, i guess. so hopefully, i don't know, are we good luck? >> i don't know. do they know what caused it? >> reporter: we are going to find out. i think it was a power supply. i'll have to get all the electrical, you know, behind the scenes to find out exactly what happened. but it would be a sad day for livermore to hear this bulb is off. it's back on and we'll see if it continues in the guinness book of world records for the longest burning light bulb. hopefully it still is. >> it's a good run. it's important to note that you wrote a children's book on this
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that brought a lot of smiles to faces down in the tricity area in the valley. >> reporter: well, you know, we were here for the 100th birthday celebration. it was huge. the firehouse never expected the fanfare. hundreds of people here to celebrate it little light bulb. i emceed the event. i said you guys need a book. we wrote little light shines bright. the little light is still shining bright, frank and michelle. >> inspiration for a new book! juliette, thank you. >> reporter: we'll see. >> thank you. >> now you know why i said, are you kidding me!! 6:21. the as travel to texas to take on the first place rangers. >> plus the giants' ryan vogelsong on the mound yesterday, what happened at the plate a different story. we'll tell you what happened coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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pitcher ryan vogelsong was having his best start of t he got a double pl the giants had a bad break in the first game back from a bad road trip. pitcher vogelsong was having his best outing of the year. he got a double play ball in the 4th threw five innings of shutout baseball against the nationals. then he came up to hit. the ball hits his hand. fouled off his inside pitch here. two bones are broken. vogelsong must have surgery today. the giants shut out the nationals 8-0 but he is done for the foreseeable future. as in texas last night. seth smith put oakland on the board second inning with a home run and bartolo colon held texas to two runs in seven innings. as win fourth in a
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row. major league baseball baltimore orioles alexi casilla with a diving stop and the throw to first from second. check it out. the dive on his knees, got it! gets his guy. impressive. but in the end, the orioles lost to the yankees 6-4. but great play. 6:26 now. parts of oakland look a war zone this morning. >> my house is just gone, man, and i was in there. >> neighborhoods flattened and schools destroyed. we'll go live to the worst hit area with an update on the search for survivors. >> reporter: in a few hours, we will know if the 49ers will host "super bowl l." that decision will be made this morning. what's at stake and who they're up against. ,,
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our car is in where our house was. everything is gone. [ crying ] >> a deadly tornado rips through an oklahoma city suburb destroying an elementary school full of children. >> this cell phone video shows out big it was. >> officials say the twister packed winds of at least 200 miles per hour. >> there is still a very active search-and-rescue effort taking place here in moore, oklahoma. >> it's just all the houses are gone. >> it just looked like a meat grinder, blender, just the way the movies make it look, absolute carnage. >> i had to call 911 and when they got here the baby came out. >> a family gives birth after getting stuck in a bay bridge backup. >> one group battling from within. >> a crime emergency in east palo alto. >> a car hit the gas pedal. >> a terrifying case of road rage against a bay area
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bicyclist. >> and i watched the vehicle run me over. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. good morning, everyone. it's tuesday, may 21. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 6:31. an unbelievable display of power of mother nature as a tornado hits the oklahoma city suburb of moore. >> and we are just learning the death toll has been revised downward to at least 24 people. but that number may change. the massive tornado flattened entire neighborhoods crushing two elementary schools. search and rescued efforts continued through the night including the national guard. a tornado moved across oklahoma from the west heading right for the town of moore about 10 miles south of oklahoma city. overnight, spotlights lit up massive pile of cinderblock, insulation and metal as search crews worked.
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scores of blocks that used to be neighborhoods have been flattened. the national weather service says the twister was a half mile wide and hit two elementary schools including one that was destroyed. >> me and four other guys pulled a teacher out. she was on top of three kids. the kids were fine. she was hurt pretty bad. we put her on a door and put her on top of a jeep and wheeled her out to the ambulance because there were so many cars around. >> we were pulling walls off people. there were people crawling out from everywhere and anywhere. >> families waited near the schools that were hit waiting for word about their children. president obama talked on the phone with oklahoma governor marry fallin telling her he has declared five oakland counties a federal disaster area. the president is expected to address the nation about the disaster in 30 minutes. >> that storm started west of moore near the town of newcastle, oklahoma. that's where the first video of
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the huge funnel cloud was recorded from newcastle. the tornado moved east into oklahoma city's suburban area. the tornado in oklahoma not only flattened an elementary school elementary school, it also caused severe damage to the main hospital in the city of moore. a building that was two stories now only one. dozens of wounded were rushed elsewhere and the patients were all evacuated. now that the sun is up, the search intensifies but everyone in the community is still stunned by the scope of the devastation there. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is in our newsroom with the further look at all that damage. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, frank. the video and images are heartbreaking. an emergency responder described it like a war zone. several people in oklahoma are simply beside themselves as they look at this. even seasoned journalists had a hard time believing what they saw. one helicopter pilot was clearly distraught as he spotted a path of devastation across the freeway. >> that's where it crossed i- 35, there are cars there, mc units and police there. oh, my gosh.
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oh, my gosh. i don't know if people lived in that one. >> reporter: another veteran reporter started crying as he watched rescuers frantically trying to pull children from the rubble. the plaza towers elementary school. >> i have never seen anything like this in my 18 years covering tornadoes here in oklahoma city. this is without question the most horrific --[ crying ] >> i have never seen -- >> okay. lance, listen, we need to get this information. >> reporter: search-and-rescue have been continuing overnight. president obama is also promising oklahoma state officials all available federal assistance. oklahoma governor mary fallin told cbs news' scott pelley last night, we need lots of prayers. reporting live in the newsroom, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> thank you. >> let's check in with lawrence now. that area will be hit with severe weather. it's not over yet. >> no. we could see more severe weather although it looks like it's sagging further south.
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this is the peak of tornado season. as you have seen it can be devastating. a clash of air masses happening as a lot of the cold air coming down from canada making its way to the south clashing with warm, humid air right in between. 18 hours ago we had these thunderstorms developing that blossomed in the perfect conditions and then before long we saw those devastating tornadoes developing. looks like another band is just beginning to develop now and as it does, it's going to slide further to the south. you're going to see severe thunderstorms embedded in the system making its way into texas into the afternoon. cold air from the north running right into that humid air. the air mass wants to turn upside-down and that's why you see these thunderstorms blossoming. more severe weather in texas, southeastern parts of oklahoma, louisiana, arkansas. not as severe as yesterday but still the possibility of thunderstorms and potential for more damaging tornadoes.
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more on other local weather coming up. >> thank you. and more severe weather is expected in the midwest today as lawrence explained. >> it's going to be a couple of tough weeks. bigad shaban joins us with an update on the search for survivors and we understand the ap just reported that the death toll has actually been revised downward to 24. but obviously, some more will i'm sure will be discovered after that. what's the latest on that, bigad? >> reporter: people expected early on because of the magnitude of this natural disaster that the death toll would fluctuate as more information is revealed but i can tell you that here we are at a staging center that was organized by the american red cross and they estimate that some 600 first responders have been through here really in hopes of picking up some food and frankly some rest in between shifts. many are working 12-hour shifts. last night they suspended much of the search-and-rescue
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operations in hopes of picking it up this morning. i talked to one ems official who came from tulsa, oklahoma and he says unfortunately, he was instructed that his focus would likely be today recovering bodies, more so than actually identifying survivors. >> such a grim effort. we have been talking about the possibility of severe weather hitting that area once again. what is it like right now? >> we have actually seen gusts pick up some light rain every once in a while this morning but we're hearing from the national weather service that tornado warnings are actually still in place in several counties in southeastern oklahoma and that also stretches to parts of arkansas, illinois, and missouri. we're not out of the woods yet. >> talk about how everyone is pitching in when you have devastation lightning this. it seems like everyone wants to help. and i can imagine that's what's
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going on right now. >> that's really been the silver lining. all this morning, even early this morning, we saw what must have been maybe middle school or high school students bringing food resting it here on the table for the first responders to make sure they are taken care of. you have shelters throughout the community as well where people are donating their time bringing in supplies to making sure people are getting what they need and you really just have this community consistently talking about the overwhelming love and support they are getting from other people in the community and the neighborhood despite what travesty it's really seen since monday ever since that twister touched down. >> our thoughts are with everyone in oklahoma. bigad shaban live in moore, oklahoma, thank you. stay with us on kpix 5 and kpix.com for the latest on the tornadoes in oklahoma. now let's check the roads here in the bay area with elizabeth. she is busy monitoring the
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roads. [ pause ] >> and, uhm, let's check in. >> okay. i'll take it away. let's go towards highway 4. one of our slower spots right now. westbound slow going through antioch and all the way towards the pittsburg-bay point area because of this, see that little red tab in the distance a crash at bailey roadblocking a lane. so big delays from antioch to pittsburg-bay point. westbound 580 another slow spot through the altamont pass and continuing through the livermore valley. that drive time is more than a half hour now. so you can see especially the red sensors up to north livermore avenue we see heaviest traffic. a bright spot westbound 237 the silicon valley commute is still off to a nice start leaving milpitas towards sunnyvale and checking traffic at the bay bridge toll plaza, it is stacked up towards the west grand overcrossing which means about 10, maybe pushing up to 15 minutes now to get you on
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the bay bridge where it's slow up the incline. that is your "timesaver traffic." >> thank you. a little more than 5 hours from now, the national football league is scheduled to unveil the city that will host "super bowl l." kpix 5's elissa harrington joins us. she is live in santa clara on why the mission city is considered the front-runner over miami. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. i think it's an easy choice. we have this new stadium here, san francisco, everybody wants to be in the bay area. so why not have the 50th super bowl here? [ loud plane overhead ] >> reporter: we'll -- we'll know the results this morning. if the 49ers get it, the game would be played in santa clara but a lot of the events will still happen in san francisco so it would be a joint city type of thing. it is between the 49ers and dolphins to host "super bowl l" in 2016. and an announcement should be made at 11:00 this morning. the owners of the nfl's 32 teams are in boston and each
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will cast a vote. the winner will begin super bowl preps and planning almost immediately. the loser still has a chance to host a super bowl. nfl owners will vote between that team and houston for who will host super bowl li. the bay area bid has been in the works since 2010 since the super bowl committee first announced eligibility. >> the san francisco 49ers are a storied icon. they have been wonderful in our community. >> both the 49ers and dolphins have submitted their proposals and san francisco has raised $30 million toward their bid, south florida $36 million. but state lawmakers in florida may have hurt the dolphins' chances earlier this month when they did not approve a measure aimed at renovating dolphins stadium, which might have been key to a successful bid. the last time the bay area hosted a super bowl was also in santa clara county at the old stanford stadium in the 1985. miami tied new orleans for the most super bowls hosted 10 of
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them the last one in 2010. reporting live in santa clara, elissa harrington, kpix 5. >> so it's our turn. absolutely. santa clara 49ers stadium is scheduled to open for the 2014 season. time now is 6:42. gamers get ready. microsoft unveils its next generation x box con stole today. >> and when a baby couldn't wait to be born at the hospital. >> and the market opened up about 10 minutes ago. let's check the early numbers. what's it looking like? it's looking good. coming up, we get an update from kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. ,,,,
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city. the latest from the medical examiner's office just a few m now an update on our top stories. the devastating tornado that hit near oklahoma city. the latest from the medical examiner's office from the "associated press" is that 24 people are now known dead. that includes 7 children. some of the victims had been counted twice. that's why the new casualty count is revised downward but the search continues now for survivors so the numbers could change. >> absolutely. 6:46. more bad weather but not so bad in oklahoma. >> not so bad. it's not going to be severe as yesterday. still potential for thunderstorms and devastating tornadoes though. here in the bay area we are going for hot weather to some much cooler conditions. the winds will be picking up. more clouds with an onshore breeze so a sign our atmosphere
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is starting to cool down a bit. 54 san jose, 52 in san francisco right now. throughout the day today, we'll see some sunshine but the winds will be kicking up and some much cooler temperatures. in fact, today it will be cooler today and then cooler really for the rest of the week as we have high pressure backing off the coast. we have this system diving in from the gulf of alaska. that's going to you ever in some much cooler air and -- that's going to usher in some much cooler air and winds at sfo up to 26 miles per hour. windy forecast into the afternoon, too, especially at the coastline through some of the mountain gaps sustained over 25 miles per hour. and even stronger gusts than that so a blustery day around the bay area. sfo right now, not reporting any delays if you are heading out there. around the country of course we have seen the thunderstorms. some more thunderstorms possible into houston today could cause some delays about 82 and the possibility of thunderstorms in chicago that could be a trouble spot. temperatures around the bay area going to drop off a good 15 to 20 degrees still some 70s in the valleys, 60s a few low 70s inside the bay and 50s and 60s at the coast.
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next couple of days, it is going to be on the breezy side. temperatures running below average through about friday. then we'll start to warm up in the latter part of the weekend. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> reporter: thanks, lawrence. and you're used to seeing delays through antioch on westbound 4. what you may not be used to at this time is delays continuing towards pittsburg because of a crash. so we'll show you where it is. brake lights from "a" street and a crash towards bailey still blocking one lane. so we're seeing unusually heavy delays this morning. past bailey things improve for the westbound highway 4 ride. southbound 880 approaching stevenson boulevard, we had an earlier crash, long since cleared, gone for, gosh, some 45 minutes or so. but we are seeing brake lights still in that southbound 880 ride as far back as highway 92 continuing past highway 84 really continuing down towards the fremont area. also the great highway remains closed. we have that sand removal going on. windy lincoln to sloat both
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directions of the great highway shut down. outside for our live traffic cameras, the golden gate bridge traffic out of marin county is moving fine, into marin county looks good four southbound lanes open now. a quick look at the dublin interchange westbound 580 pretty busy through the altamont pass and the livermore valley. the drive time is almost 40 minutes between the altamont pass and the dublin interchange. but once you reach pleasanton, then you will notice things look pretty good. that is a check of your "timesaver traffic." back to you guys. >> thank you. apple's boss gets a grilling on capitol hill today. >> it's all about the company's tax bill and here to chat about it kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. reporter: >> reporter: a lot of companies like apple stash their cash overseas for foreign dealings. apple happens to have the most overseas at $102 billion. and right now ceo tim cook is in d.c. before an investigating subcommittee.
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carl levin the chairman of the committee is leading that. they are going to grill apple because the senate report says apple should have paid about $44 billion in taxes from 2009 to 2012 based off of those foreign corporations that are locally owned by apple. apple paid $6 billion in 2012. it employs tens of thousands of workers. it will argue it's only been using loopholes that are sound and legal. this will lead to talks about how to change the codes so more money is paid to the government from this corporation. a couple of big earnings reports. retailers are influencing the market in the early going today. best buy struggling electronics retailer saw its revenue drop 10%, $9.38 billion. home depot however saw its revenue jump 18% to more than $19 billion thanks to the rebounding housing market.
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stock market off to a decent start, all three indices up, apple down 1.5%. >> thank you, kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. today microsoft is giving the world a glimpse of its next generation x box. it's not just a game console it's an entertainment hub. cnet editor-at-large brian cooley joins us now to explain. the xbox the key to microsoft's future? >> it could be because if you think about it, microsoft has a lot of things that don't do as well as they used to right now. windows is soft. office is part of the past. computers don't sell nearly as well as tablets and smartphones and they don't have a hot entrant in those categories. what do they have? the xbox console but they need to make it more than just a gaming device. so here's what we expect it might be announced later on today at 10 a.m. when they have a headquarters event. this product will almost certainly be streaming a greater degree of video and possibly even tv channels which most don't do. live tv? that would be something new. there's also a possibility of
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strong second screen technology. that means that this new xbox will integrate with a windows laptop, a microsoft windows powered tablet or a windows smartphone to either have complementary content or be controlled by each other. and finally, microsoft bought skype a couple of years ago. they own that video calling company over the internet and they might integrate that very deeply into the xbox so that it can be used for gaming communication which gamers love to do as well as family video calling right there in the living room. >> i thought playing halo on xbox was cool. >> notice i don't mention games. gaming is still part of the xbox but they will have more details on that in the e3 conference which is all about gaming in a few weeks. so this is what the xbox can be aside from gaming. it's critical. they have to make it work well. like i say, they are soft in so many other areas. apple doesn't play in this category which gives them a unique leg up of the company which we always think of the big innovator. we expected it to be $500 which is where it stands.
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there are different models and different capacities. you know, it's in the price of an expensive laptop or nice tablet. everything is around there. >> okay. brian cooley, thank you. >> and the live coverage is at 10:00 this morning on cnet. >> thank you. you can find more of brian cooley's tech watch segments at kpix.com. well, they all started across the bay bridge as a family of three. but by the time they reached the other side, they were a family of four. >> traffic on the upper deck was heavy last night as the cars crawled along and expectant mother stuck in the backup noticed her water broke. >> we tried to make it to daly city because that's where our hospital is at. it was just too much traffic. so i have to call 911 and right away when they got here, the baby came out. >> eventually paramedics reached the family but they missed baby sophie's arrive. the good news, mother and daughter are fine. good for them. >> absolutely. call it a may miracle.
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a world record light bulb is on again. the dim bulb has been burning for more than a century. but as you can see from this image it stopped shining last into the but just as everyone started getting teary-eyed, it came back to life. there it is. so far no one knows how or why it turned off. live pictures of the bulb at the firehouse on east avenue its home since 1976 in livermore. the bulb was first installed in 1901 and has made several moves to different livermore firehouses over the years. juliette goodrich was live for us earlier today and she was getting ready to do a live shot. she wrote a children's book about it and a minute or two before we went on the air, boom, it went back on! >> time now 6:54. coming up, a final check of your top stories. >> including that devastating tornado in oklahoma. why the medical examiner has revised the death toll down. coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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[ male announcer ] every day, your car takes you to work, school, practice, dance class, shopping, and more. so do something nice for it. chevron with techron. care for your car. this morning the medical examiner revised the death toll downo checking our top story this morning, a deadly tornado in oklahoma. this morning, the medical examiner revised the death toll down to 24. it appears that some victims may have been counted twice. the tornado was half a mile wide. this is a live aerial look at the path of destruction there. you can see it just wiped out entire neighborhoods including two elementary schools. meanwhile, the frantic search for survivors continues and in a few minutes, president obama is expected to address the nation about this disaster. >> closer to home the national football league is about four hours away right now from announcing which city will host "super bowl l." it will be either santa clara,
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the new stadium, or miami. analysts say the santa clara 49ers stadium may have the edge because florida lawmakers rejected efforts to make improvements to dolphins stadium and they have hosted it nine or ten times. i think it's our turn. >> i say we have it. you want to bet five bucks. >> no. i'm thinking it's coming here. it's got to. >> i would think so. this is the place to be. with weather like this? where else would you want to be? we have some changes today clouds that have moved in temperatures in the 40s and 50s. by the afternoon a much cooler day. it's going to be windy too especially along the coastline and just inside the bay. next couple of days those temperatures staying below average. liz? >> okay, thanks, lawrence. first check of the bay bridge toll plaza where it's stacking up towards the foot of the maze. and a note about this map. we just confirmed there is a crash on the dumbarton bridge. no injuries but it is blocking one lane westbound 84 off the bridge towards menlo park and approaching university. >> thank you for watching kpix 5 news this morning. remember, your next local update is 7:25. >> "cbs this morning" is coming up with the very latest in oklahoma and, of course, the
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